Today we are celebrating Robyn Field, from our HR department, completing her Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management. During National Careers week, you may remember we shared an article all about Robyn studying whilst working, which you can view here:


For those of you who did not read the article, here is a recap of Robyn’s CCL career…

Robyn began at CCL in July 2014 as an Administration Apprentice, studying Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship. On completing her apprenticeship, Robyn took a year out of education and fulfilled a Care Administrator role at CCL. Robyn was keen to achieve further in her education, so when she started her new role in HR in January 2016, she decided to complete Level 3 in HR, which she did with flying colours! Continuing to thrive both professionally and educationally, Robyn then studied Level 5 in HR, which, of course, she has now competently completed.  We believe it is also important to note that whilst Robyn is impressively progressing in her career and qualifications, she is also a mother of two lovely boys (aged 2 and 3), which we think is pretty impressive!


With Robyn’s recent success, we thought it would be a great opportunity to find out more and hopefully inspire others. So, in total, it took Robyn 15 months to compete the Level 5 HR qualification, allowing her to increase industry expertise, understanding of HR and progress in her career. In addition, Robyn is now part of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) community, which means she can keep up to date with the latest industry changes and information and ask and offer advice to others, maintaining a high level of understanding in the laws, policies and procedures that keep the individuals CCL care for protected.


On speaking to Robyn, we asked what the main benefits of working and studying at the same time were. She said “I am able to be a mum of 2, work and study. Working whilst studying also makes the studying more relevant and applicable to real-life industry experience”.


Robyn talked about how she is grateful to CCL for allowing her to study whilst working and when asked what her favourite thing about working at CCL is, she said “With CCL being a charity, it is much more rewarding than working in any HR job… I also enjoy the team spirit amongst my colleagues – it’s a lovely place to work and it has been nice to grow with the organisation”.


What’s next for Robyn you may wonder? Robyn would like to continue her professional development, looking at ways to improve her HR expertise to benefit CCL and attend more CIPD events and training. She also said “I would like to grow in my role as CCL grows, continuing to develop my knowledge in HR and contribute positively to CCL”.


It was lovely inspiring to hear about Robyn’s success in HR and we would like to thank her for talking us through it – a huge congratulations and well done to her! Robyn is an asset to CCL and a great role model!